The majority of this collection focuses on Ralph and Muriel’s years of professional work in St. Louis and their continued contributions to the field of social work education. Earlier aspects of both of their education and careers in Ohio, New York and Indiana are also represented, although to a lesser extent. The Pumphreys served as leaders, educators, and consultants for numerous social work organizations in the United States and internationally, which is also reflected in their papers.
While Series 01 and 02 contain materials that are related to only Muriel or Ralph respectively, Series 03 includes family material related to the Pumphrey family and joint scholarly work. The remaining series are materials grouped by type collected by both Ralph and Muriel over the course of their long careers.
Documents are arranged alphabetically, except for Series 06 which is arranged by media type, and Series 07, which is arranged by type of government document.
Series 01 Muriel Pumphrey Publications, Papers, and Projects
Series 02 Ralph Pumphrey Publications, Papers, and Projects
Series 03 Muriel and Ralph Pumphrey Publications, Papers, and Projects
Series 04 Academic Programs
Series 05 Associated Social Welfare Agencies
Series 06 Audio and Visual Materials
Series 07 Government Documents
Series 08 Serial Publications
Series 09 Subjects Files